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Intrinsic to our business is the belief that individuals can make the world a better place.

This belief drives our business, from product development decisions, to our internal manufacturing and warehousing practices, and the genuinely passionate way our team partner with customers on their sustainability projects.

To stretch our teams’ positive impact beyond our business, we have launched a program specifically to support Australia’s unique flora.

Planting Rare Native Flora

When you order with us, simply mention this program and we will add a satchel of rare Australian flora seeds to your order. All we ask is for you to commit to plant the seeds and care for the resulting Australian wildflower, perhaps even nourishing them with the fabulous compost from your organic waste.

Our aim is to not just spread seeds, but share our passion for Australian Natives and an increased awareness of their importance in our unique ecosystems.

At present we are sharing these gorgeous Australian Wildflowers:

Golden Everlasting Daisy

Golden Everlasting Daisy

Botanical Name: Schoenia filifolia subsp. Subulifolia

A lovely perennial plant with large golden blooms which last several months. Excellent for fresh cut flowers or for drying, so you can even gift these natives to your family and friends, and spread the word about preserving Australia’s precious natives.

Classification: Listed as Declared Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950.

Supporting Australian Research

Australia has such beautifully rich and unique native flora, yet we know so little about many of these plants. Sadly some have in fact been lost already, or are at risk through the over clearing of our native ecosystems. The loss of this native flora also means the loss of the native birds and animals these ecosystems support, as well as risks of salination and the degradation of our soils.

We believe research into Australian native flora is critical if we are to preserve our unique environment, save threatened species, and to understand the true value of these unique plants. We hope to play a small role in ensuring our future generations can enjoy the Australian outdoors in the same way we do, through our partnership with scientific groups such as the Australian Flora Foundation.

At present we are supporting the following research programs:
Raising rarity: Identifying the horticultural potential of rare and threatened Australian wildflowers

Raising rarity: Identifying the horticultural potential of rare and threatened Australian wildflowers

In a warming climate, we have to rethink our current horticultural practices and species selections. This project will aim to understand the basic biology, life cycle and cultural requirements of our rare and threatened flora, as well as raise awareness of the horticultural potential which is often overlooked in commercial horticulture. Successful outcomes for the species in this project would provide the impetus to tackle other rare and threatened flora. Lead by Dr. Meg Hirst, visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria can see the volunteers at work and view the amazing rare and threatened Australian species currently ‘on show’ in the Research Garden. Volunteer through this link www.rbg.vic.gov.au

Seeds, seed banks and cultivation of endangered coastal salt marsh plants under climate change

Seeds, seed banks and cultivation of endangered coastal salt marsh plants under climate change

This project is significant because it will be the one of the first to examine and determine the germination requirements for common, rare and endangered plants in coastal salt marshes of temperate Australia. A key feature of the research will be to examine how extreme heat events influence the germination and establishment of these plants, informing climate change adaptation and conservation strategies for key plant species in these Endangered Ecological Communities. This project is led by Todd E. Minchinton from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong.

Supporting Australian Research